India Speaks - Part 3
Year: 1933
Country: India
Section: chronicle
Tags: boy, girl
Description: A filmed recollection of Richard Halliburton's travels on the Indian sub-continent in the early 1930s. 1930s, India, criminals known as “crows,” women displaying gold rings and bracelets, hunting party including Richard Halliburton, criminal “crows”, and mahout elephant riders setting off on elephants to hunt lions, elephant caravan, elephants clearing path by breaking down trees and pushing away underbrush, lion and tiger fighting, Tibet, yaks, yak train, yak being held by rope through his nose, falconry, Tibetan man with falcon on his arm demonstrating falcon’s ability by removing his hood and aiming to catch bird, falcon catching bird, yak caravan traveling up mountain amidst blizzard and reaching serene plain, bandits riding galloping horses capturing Halliburton and caravan, village of yurts, Tibetan men drinking from bowls and smoking cigarettes, Buddhist Lama freeing Halliburton from capture, caravan continuing on with pack horses and passing through mountain tunnel into forbidden valley, Himalayas, Tibetan Buddhist monastery on mountainside, lamasary of Rangolom, Bride of Buddha, caravan arriving at summit and supplies being unloaded from pack animals, Tibetan monks, Halliburton spying woman outside tower, festival of conception, Tibetan monks blowing ceremonial horns and dressed up in costumes and grotesque masks, effigy of dead god, pilgrims arriving from many directions in various conveyances laden with presents, ceremony beginning for festival of conception, monk playing gong and cymbal in unison while reading from holy manuscripts, monks turning prayer wheels and clicking prayer beads, wind and water wheels kept in constant motion, monks playing cymbals and drums, monks and pilgrims praying and confession their sins, dancers wearing skeleton costumes and masks, Halliburton watching festivities from afar, Lama arguing with monks and being led to chanting hall, monk banging large gong with mallet, young woman being carried in palanquin to Lama at altar where she is to be offered as sacrifice, mountain suddenly erupting and destroying monastery, caravan traveling along glacier with horses and mules struggling to cross crevices and up mountain, horse slipping and falling down mountain to its death, caravan including Lama and Halliburton riding horseback across snow-covered plain as Lama tells him that woman is safe, Gobi Desert.
Video Added: 01.06.2021

'India Speaks - Part 3'

India Speaks - Part 2
Year: 1933
Country: India
Section: chronicle
Tags: boy, girl
Description: A filmed recollection of Richard Halliburton's travels on the Indian sub-continent in the early 1930s. 1930s, India, Benares, Ghats, pilgrims of all ages bathing in Ganges River, street scenes, shops and bazaars, gold, silver and brass craftsmen, Richard Halliburton learning of guru’s death and being led to where his last rites were being held, corpses being burned at ghat, untouchable, well where lepers bathe, female relative of deceased guru sprinkling corpse with palm oil while untouchables cover his body with cloth and wood, female relative setting funeral pyre on fire, Halliburton watching rites, pile of ashes left after cremation, ashes being scooped up into jar and dumped into Ganges, Hindus praying and bathing in Ganges, Kashmir, skyline, Srinagar, Sher Garhi Palace, waterways, houseboat, floating hotel, Shalimar Garden, Shalimar Bagh, fountains, pools, reflections in water, Halliburton walking hand and hand with young Kashmiri woman through grove of chinar trees, Kashmiri woman putting garland of flowers around Halliburton’s neck, Dehli, Ramadan, cityscape, crowded bazaar, small ferris wheel, Mohammedans, Muslims, Halliburton disguising himself as Muslim and trying to sneak into mosque from side streets to witness religious ceremonies, Muslims washing in pool, Jama Masjid, long rows of Muslims lined up with prayer rugs for first prayer, mu'azzin calling out Adhan call to prayer from minaret, muslims praying by bowing forward several times and standing up, Halliburton being discovered as an infidel and narrowly escaping from angry mob in horse cart driven by buddhist, floor show at nightclub, female dancers spinning around in dance based on temple dances, men drinking and watching dancers, dancers mingling with patrons at tables including with Halliburton, Eurasian / “half- caste” women drinking and embracing Englishmen, Gir Forest, Halliburton and companions traveling on elephant to raja’s hunting lodge, thatch roofed huts, criminals known as “crows,” drunk man stumbling into hut.
Video Added: 28.05.2021

'India Speaks - Part 2'

India Speaks - Part 1
Year: 1933
Country: India
Section: chronicle
Tags: boy, girl
Description: A filmed recollection of Richard Halliburton's travels on the Indian sub-continent in the early 1930s. 1930s, India, street scenes, gateway, pedestrians, camels, Hindu temples, ornately carved statues of deities on temple towers, Brahma temples, bull statue, war horse statue, stone elephants, effigies of gods, sect members worshipping Goddess of Kali in secret shrine, worshippers sacrificing goat and offering blood to Kali, dragon statue, street beggars and holy men, Richard Halliburton throwing silver rupee into street vendor’s begging bowl, street holy man wearing ball of barbed wire on his face, sun worshippers, widow and children begging, man leading cow on street, cows given right of way, roaming freely through streets and temples and eating in temple, Hindu nearing death holding tail of cow for desired reincarnation, men riding temple elephants, symbols painted on men’s foreheads to designate caste level, caste marks, Tilaka Brahmin and lower caste levels, untouchables, women, woman dressed in ornate attire spinning around accompanied by musicians, woman using spinning wheel, ornately carved window screens, child marriage, child brides, children eating and holding babies, children holding hands, guru leading Halliburton deep into jungle to see ceremony, Halliburton walking across rope bridge, man stepping on crocodile, python wrapped around tree branch, vampire bats roosting in tree, swarm of bats soaring out of nests at night sending nearby wildlife to seek cover, Hindu festival, elephant processional, Hindus bathing in river, man having silver skewer thrust through tongue, worshippers with pierced bodies, guru and Halliburton watching rites, female devil dancers, drummers, man with nails in his back and arms, man pulling heavy cart by hook attached to skin, worshippers bathing in river.
Video Added: 25.05.2021

'India Speaks - Part 1'

Children Practicing Yoga with Krishnamacharya
Year: 1938
Country: India
Section: chronicle
Tags: girl
Description: Krishnamacharya teaches yoga to two of his children.
Video Added: 22.10.2020

'Children Practicing Yoga with Krishnamacharya'

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